The Queen’s Baton was in Brunei this week on its way to next year’s Commonwealth Games. We speak to Maziah Mahusin, the country’s first female athlete to compete at the Olympics last year. She is trying to qualify for Glasgow 2014 but being the country’s only female athlete and juggling her studies are all adding to the challenge.
(Image credited: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Glasgow 2014)
Minority Report. The Story of Ethnic Minorities in English Football
British born Jews have been involved in football with great success, owning Premier League clubs and even running the FA. Yet there has only ever been one British born Jew to play in the Premier League. This off field success is in sharp contrast to the on field success of the British Black community. So what can ethnic groups learn from one another? Plus, what needs to be done to help British Asians be successful in the game? Guests include Lord Triesman, David Bernstein and Zesh Rehman.
Quarterback, fully forward
James Harris grew up playing high school football in America's segregated Deep South. His dream of becoming a professional quarterback seemed like a fantasy. But in 1967 he began to change what was possible for African American players. We hear from Harris and the role he played in the civil rights movement - and why his playing skills and strength of character ultimately led him to become the first black player to be the starting quarterback for an AFL team.
Back to Reality?
Just over a year ago in London disabled people were suddenly in the spotlight during the 2012 Paralympics. It was hoped that it would have a lasting impact on attitudes towards the disabled... But a year on, have they gone back to being invisible? We go back to the site of those games to look at the issue.
Houston We Have No Problem
Creating a successful new sport team from scratch, especially in a country that has many more popular sports, is a daunting prospect, even if you are David Beckham. So we get advice from Steven Powell, Senior Vice President at the Houston Dynamos, whose owners include Oscar de la Hoya, and who have created a popular football franchise deep in basketball and baseball territory.
“From Our Own Correspondent Sport” This week our MOTO GP reporter Nick Harris on engines, earthquakes, and energy sapping travel.